Introduction: How to Make Incense Sticks

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Incense sticks are used by many communities in the world daily for performing worships and for special occasion. In Asian countries used incense sticks in daily for their puja ceremonies. So it has good demand for this business. This Industry has long history and it can be setup with less investment. You require only low technology for manufacturing. Basically sticks are rolled by hands. If you can invest much money you can buy machines also. There are many different types of incense sticks used for different purposes or on different festive days.

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Step 1: You'll Need Following Things to Made Sticks

Bamboo sticks - There are two difference sizes 7" and 10"

Wood glue - In Sri Lanka and India used wood power call "patta" , "bummi powder" or Jigat power.

Charcoal powder - burning wood powder

Unburned Wood powder -sawdusts

Sandalwood powder

Paint

Perfumes - fragrance oils
Most used fragrance oils are (Perfumes)
  • Patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • Jasmine
  • Rose
  • Mogra

Step 2: Supplying of Raw Materials

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Supplying of raw materials also good small business you can start in small investment. The new generation always tries to earn money online without doing anything, but my suggestion is you have to do work to earn money yourself.

So in this industry have many opportunities to earn extra money I�ll tell steps by steps how to do its.

First you need bamboo sticks to make incense sticks.

A . How to make bamboo sticks.

You need following materials to make bamboo sticks

Bamboo tree
Hand saw
Large knife
Small knife and blades

Step 3: Bamboo Nodes

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1. Bamboo trees can find out in any countries. First you have to cross cut bamboo to 10” or 7” inchers size leaving out nodes as follows,

Step 4: Split to Slats

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2. Using a knife the pieces are split in to slats.

Step 5: Sliver

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3. The slates are slivered using small knives or blades as this.

Step 6: Ready

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Now you have to put sticks to sun-dried and ready to make incense sticks.

If you desire to do this as a business, bundled in 1 kg bundles and can sell to makers.

B. Charcoal powder - burned wood powder

This is very easy – you can collect burned wood and grind its. Coconut cell powder or bamboo burned powder are very good to use as charcoal power for sticks.

Step 7: Hand Rall

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Now you need little experience to roll sticks to bamboo sticks.

first mixed the above materials to following ratio.
Wood glue + Charcoal powder +sawdusts + Sandalwood powder = 1:2:1:.5
mixed this all together and used water to prepare glue.
Handrall - Photo attached

More details

Step 8: Video for Making Sticks by Hand Roll and Machine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SujttNHptpk

Comments

TrevorM79 (author)2017-07-25

This is the most informative description I have seen so far. Simple and impressive. I can imagine in Australia using Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea) to substitute for bamboo sticks as Xanthorrhoea has ready made hard straight sticks around which the paste can be rolled.

nimalp (author)2015-05-19

Dear Mr.Bandara...

i am sri lankan person. now i am loss my job & like to start make incense stick as a small business. initially i like to make good (pleasant)smell incense stick. so dear if know any good formulas pls share with me . also if you know anything about make sri lankan oil incense stick pls let me know how to make it..thank you somuch if you can provide me the above details to start small business.

thanks & best regards

PatriciaR127 (author)nimalp2017-02-21

This is a good site for the instructions:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Incense-Sticks

KasunS2 (author)2015-10-12

How to make oill incense stick
Please help meee 0712393294

PatriciaR127 (author)KasunS22017-02-21

This is a good site for the instructions:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Incense-Sticks

Mohamed SameenA (author)2015-03-15

Dear Mr. Bandara,

Do you know how to make oil incense sticks, it has used white usually in SriLanka, plse tell me, deen29@yahoo.com

Deen.

nimalp (author)Mohamed SameenA2015-05-15

dear..did you get the details of manufacture oil stick...if you know it pls share with me also...jeewa2914@gmail.com

best regards

PatriciaR127 (author)nimalp2017-02-21

This is a good site for the instructions:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Incense-Sticks

This is a good site for the instructions:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Incense-Sticks

Sir we are the manufacturers in India for oil sticks.if u want to purchase please contact me on my email mohammedali491@gmail.com

SujaniM1 (author)2017-02-19

I can give my mobile. 0717209607.

SujaniM1 (author)2017-02-19

I want to start a self work. If can give me some ideas and incense sticks rometirial I like join some one.

vacnal (author)2017-01-23

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shanh6 (author)2016-12-13

I wanted to know, how to make incense for my office work. May you give some idea to do sandalwood incense. I got some tutorial about how to do incense from sarathi website. Still i wanted more details about it. Please give some more information about making

MayankS79 (author)2016-10-14

Sir i want to learn to make incense stick at home by hand. Plz tell me all recipe... mayank1021@gmail.com

Ajeet Agrawal (author)2016-07-28

dear sir

I have started agarbatti making

with the premix material, now I have purchased wood powder, jigat powder and charcoal powder. I want to know that what quantity to be mixed so it works well in automatic machine

please guide me

SumedaS (author)2016-04-28

Sumeda

KasunS2 (author)2015-10-12

Sr your viber id ro phone number please +940712393294

KasunS2 (author)2015-10-12

Sr your viber id ro phone number please +940712393294

KasunS2 (author)2015-10-12

Sr your viber id ro phone number please +940712393294

KasunS2 (author)2015-10-12

Sr give me you phone number

nimalp (author)2015-09-20

Dear Mr.Bandara.

mama kalinuth massage ekaka post kala eyata
pilituru labuna.thanks. mata danaganna puluwannda incense stick sadana
vita bavitha karana rasins,woods & herbs pilibada vistarayak.
rasins monawatada bavitha karanne. anika woods bavita karana cota
chacool bavita karanna ona nadda.hoda suwadak ganna bavita kala haki
herbs warga monawada. puluwannam obage watina kalayen podi welawak
vayakota mata pilithurak sapayanna. mama eya godak agaya kota salakami.

thanks & best regards.

nima

TamH1 (author)2015-08-31

Anannop (author)2015-08-04

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Thanks,
Jo

EdrJ (author)2015-06-21

Mr . bandara

im from sri lanka

i would like to know more details about incense making so if u can reply mi soon

jayawardenaedr@gmail.com or edr jayawardena- facebook name

Viet DeltaI (author)2015-04-14

I'm from Viet Delta Industrial Co., Ltd. specializes in Incense and Raw Incense Material included Bamboo sticks, Joss Powder, Natural Fragrance Powder.

Let's visit our website: http://incensevietnam.com.vn/.

If you have any requirement or demand of these products, pls be free to contact us.

Email: fpsales4@vdeltagoods.com, vdeltaincense@gmail.com - Ms. Fiona Le

Viber/Whatsapp: +84 1206209169

vikass.kumar.50 (author)2015-02-01

Sir,

I am Vikas from Karnal, Haryana.

I want to start this manufacturing businees. I request you to pls share your formula of making inncense sticks, incense cones and cup sambrani dhoop.

In raw materials, as directed by you jigit powder and saw dust are used of prepair incense sticks but in Haryana no one knows what is jigit powder and saw dust. could you tell me what are the other names of theses both of the items and from where I get that. I will be very thankful to you.

My email id is : vikassmalhotra@gmail.com

--

Regards,

Vikas Malhotra,

+919991090290,

+919896960066.

vikass.kumar.50 made it! (author)2015-02-01

Sir,

I am Vikas from Karnal, Haryana.

I want to start this manufacturing businees. I request you to pls share your formula of making inncense sticks, incense cones and cup sambrani dhoop.

In raw materials, as directed by you jigit powder and saw dust are used of prepair incense sticks but in Haryana no one knows what is jigit powder and saw dust. could you tell me what are the other names of theses both of the items and from where I get that. I will be very thankful to you.

My email id is : vikassmalhotra@gmail.com

--

Regards,

Vikas Malhotra,

+919991090290,

+919896960066.

vikass.kumar.50 made it! (author)2015-02-01

Sir,

I am Vikas from Karnal, Haryana.

I want to start this manufacturing businees. I request you to pls share your formula of making inncense sticks, incense cones and cup sambrani dhoop.

In raw materials, as directed by you jigit powder and saw dust are used of prepair incense sticks but in Haryana no one knows what is jigit powder and saw dust. could you tell me what are the other names of theses both of the items and from where I get that. I will be very thankful to you.

My email id is : vikassmalhotra@gmail.com

--

Regards,

Vikas Malhotra,

+919991090290,

+919896960066.

vikass.kumar.50 (author)2015-02-01

Sir,

I am Vikas from Karnal, Haryana.

I want to start this manufacturing businees. I request you to pls share your formula of making inncense sticks, incense cones and cup sambrani dhoop.

In raw materials, as directed by you jigit powder and saw dust are used of prepair incense sticks but in Haryana no one knows what is jigit powder and saw dust. could you tell me what are the other names of theses both of the items and from where I get that. I will be very thankful to you.

My email id is : vikassmalhotra@gmail.com

--

Regards,

Vikas Malhotra,

+919991090290,

+919896960066.

mamta.vairagi.3 (author)2015-01-22

Hello sir m frm Gujarat, India. manufacture of incense sticks and normally we used premix and DEP for dip but can i use premix with perfumes ? And also i dnt know how to make masala batti or flora batti so plz sir can u send me some details of masala batti( how to make ) ... Plz plz plz ...send me mail to info@meeraperfumeryworks.com thnkx u sir ..! ??

KrishanG1 (author)2015-01-13

Dear Sir

My name is Krishan Gopal. I have a lot of charcoal powder in ton. I want to make the agarbathis from it. Please me to do it. How can i get it done and what is the procedure and what are the other material required.

Krishan Gopal

kgsaini@gmail.com

Harish krishna (author)2014-12-30

Dear sir,
My name is Harish, currently I am manufacturing colored agarbathis, my question is, when we dip the colored agarbathis in to DEP it looses its brightness and the sent will be mild, so how can I manage this? Can you suggest me what type of colours and other ingredients shell I use, please give me your suggestions.

My email I d - mharishmp @Yahoo.com
Mob - 09036289397, 09620753372

Harish krishna (author)2014-12-30

Dear sir,
My name is Harish, currently I am manufacturing colored agarbathis, my question is, when we dip the colored agarbathis in to DEP it looses its brightness and the sent will be mild, so how can I manage this? Can you suggest me what type of colours and other ingredients shell I use, please give me your suggestions.

ami.palash.98 made it! (author)2014-12-05

Dear sir,

I manufacture black Incense sticks. But i want to learn to Make Masala
Batti And Flora batti & Natural Herbal Incense sticks& white raw sticks. Kindly please
help me to learn

Regards

palash

Mail ID: srmaromaincense@gmail.com

Cell: 09153015136

ami.palash.98 (author)2014-12-05

can I make white agar batty. what will be the raw meterial & formulation

ami.palash.98 (author)2014-12-05

can I make white agar batty. what will be the raw meterial & formulation

manishbhaskar08 (author)2014-11-22

sir,

i am manish bhaskar from kolkata west bengal india,i wish to start incense
stick business.at first i want to know the name of raw material and their combination. for making perfumed incense stick please tell me the name of oil and perfume and combination and process of dipping of incense stick into oil so that i can give the
best.my email id is-mbhaskar008@gmai.com.

TheDipayanDey (author)2014-11-12

How to make white colored incense sticks? what type of paint are used? I am not
talking about painting stick bottom tail but the actual stick which is
burning.
please reply ,
dey25274@gmail.com

mmsangma (author)2014-10-28

Dear Bandara

I am from the north eastern part of India. I have plans to make bamboo sticks for agarbatti. But I realise that the value of sticks is actually low. So now I am looking at moving into the next value addition stage - the preparation of jigat and charcoal, adding mixture and roll into sticks.

rohan.sherkar.1 (author)2014-10-28

Thank u sir

respected sir

 I have a new in this kind of business; so u can guide me. 

How to mix insence perfume in aggarbatti. Like chafa; kewada, roze , musk etc plz 

dungktyentrung (author)2014-10-16

Dear Sir ,

First, we really thank you for your telex conversation ,
Second, we know that your company is the largest company in India for Insense ,
And now you are importing raw materials from Insense in Vietnam
Can you please tell me more about your product that you are importing
On this basis , we can offer the best price for you ,

Now we can offer :
10 " incense RAW AGARBATHI
9 " incense RAW MACHINE AGARBATHI
8 " RAW MACHINE AGARBATHI incense at the best price ,

components
Bamboo Essence 1
Wood pulp 2
3 coal

We look forward to hearing from you soon !

Sincerely
Mr Dung
***********************
MB : + 84982843155
Email : dungktyentrung@gmail.com

MehakB (author)2014-09-26

hi

I m mehak from chandigarh..... I want to start business of making incence stick..

Can u pls guide me from where i can get these machines...... Pls mail me at mbansal745@gmail.com

SaurovR (author)2014-09-12

Dear,

Mr. Bandara,

Me Saurov from Kolkata is very interested in this incense stick making, marketing business, but for starting I need to know the basic formula to make the black sticks available in local kiranas for general public and there is if any website giving knowledge for startups. Please mail me at saurov2012@gmail.com

durgaainternational (author)2013-06-01

Dear Sir,
Namaste,
i have into packaging & marketing of perfumed incense sticks. right now i use D.E.P and ready concentrated perfumes from market to perfume readymade charcoal sticks. but now i am facing difficulty due to three major reasons. 1.) my incense sticks don't smell that good so is there anything else i need to add in it like musk ambrette or benzyne acid, 2.) i don't know how to make incense sticks using White Oil/LLP as perfume doesn,t get dissolved in it. 3.)how to make perfume stronger and more sustainable.

pls pls pls help me

Regards
Peeyush
durgaainternational@gmail.com

it depends on the what is the fragrance and the burning mixture. DEP is normally reduce the fragrance smell. use another solvent like DPG or Benzyl benzoate

it depends on the what is the fragrance and the burning mixture. DEP is normally reduce the fragrance smell. use another solvent like DPG or Benzyl benzoate

vacnal (author)2014-05-10

Dear Bandara,

Thanks a lot for this community service which is highly appreciated. I read all the instructions as well as comments but i have following questions. One thing to note is that I am about to start incense stick manufacturing using a Indian machine which is about to arrive in sri lanka hence if you can help will save me lot of time.

1. What is the difference in in Jiggat powder and Joss powder

2. What is the difference in Local Patta Powder and imported Joss powder

3. Is patta powder made of Bomi tree or Daul kurud or use both

4. How to make round bamboo stick instead of square sticks as I am going to use machine I need round sticks, imported one costing at 350 SLR

5. How to make coloured incense sticks, what are the paints used. I am not talking about painting stick bottom tail but the actual stick which is burning. I need red, yellow and green

6. Is there a good incense stick or agarbattie perfume supplier in India / vietknam where I can buy bulk as internet search didn't give me much results.

7. what are the commercial names of those Perfumes, I am looking for rose petals, jasmin, lavander, sandlewood and Vanila perfumes. locally its costing 450Grms 1500SLR to 1750SLR, is there any place we can buy at a lesser cost

8. Any suggested fragrances in addition to the above

9. Why use BB oil , cant we use Coconut oil or any other oil which carries good smell as carrier oil

10. Any health concerns when using such oil, perfumes to end customer which is bad

So sorry about the long list but sincerely wish that you could reply, my email address is vacnal@gmail.com

Thanks once again

dawid (author)2014-03-13

Hi there. I from sout africa and would like to now what type of glue can whe use normal wood glue or cake stars will it work. If there a ditrubuter. Here where thy pretoria area

dawid (author)2014-03-13

Hi there. I from sout africa and would like to now what type of glue can whe use normal wood glue or cake stars will it work. If there a ditrubuter. Here where thy pretoria area

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